Some of the most succulent lobster meat can be found in the claws. And some of the best meat can be found at Rockland’s (arguably) most famous lobster eatery.
It might be touristy to search for a lobster roll the minute we cross into Maine, but it was also past our lunchtime. Since Claws had rave reviews from our friends, we made it our first stop.
Even though we knew what we wanted to order, we perused the menu at our leisure, having beat the lunch rush with our mid-afternoon arrival. Our cashier kindly took our order and gave us a lobster placeholder.
Settling on Rockland’s “Finest Kind” lobster rolls, Travis ordered the “Flatlandah” (buttered) and I ordered mine with the standard touch of mayo, both with a side of corn. We also shared an iced tea to wash it all down.
Tender, flavorful lobster meat was overflowing from a lightly toasted New England roll. There was a healthy chunk of lobster in every bite. The sweet corn was a nice follow up to the rolls. Now this is how I’d like to start every summer!
We proceeded to devour the rolls in 10 minutes (Travis inhaled his in 5) as we enjoyed the view.
Eating that quickly meant some clean up was needed. The cashier mentioned that the restroom was well-stocked, but nothing could have prepared me for the set up. I couldn’t help taking some photos; there were all sorts of toiletries for guests – flowers, mouthwash, and even antacid tablets!
Before we left, we took advantage of the many photo opps available around the restaurant.
Next time we visit, I plan on trying the Claws Lobster Burger and Lulu’s Lobster Bisque. YUM!
Claws: Rockland’s Lobster Eatery
743 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841